Can’t Lil Nas X Do It Wrong?
Here’s the much-anticipated music video for her latest single featuring Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”—and it’s all the wackiness her fans were hoping for, and then some.
picking up where his initial teaser dropped, the rapper is sentenced to “five years in Montero State Prison” under his real name, Joe Montero Lamar Hill, and the name of his first full-length album, Montero (release date TBA).
The video cuts to three months later, where Nas is clearly the queen bee in her cell block.
He walks down the row with his fellow prison mates, who are dressed in pink suits, before he cuts to an epic dance sequence at the prison showers where they’re all naked—including Nas. – and clearly immaculate.
Later in the video, Harlow, a fellow Montero inmate, slips a small pickaxe to the rapper. then, the Shawshank Redemption, the two help get the prisoners out of prison (but not before another epic dance sequence in the yard).
With Nas’ story and Christian Breslauer’s direction, the Take a Daytrip- and Kanye West-produced single from the rapper’s latest is “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Sun Goes Down”, which is part of his upcoming album. .
The video also has an additional component, one with a much deeper purpose.
together with NAS bail project, a non-profit organization that raises bail money for people stuck in pre-trial detention.
When describing your option to give back in this way, Nas wrote, “Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance. But I also know that true freedom requires a real change in the way the criminal justice system works. start with.”
“It’s not just theoretical for me. It’s personal,” he said. “I know the pain it brings to a family in captivity. And I know how much impact cash bail has on black Americans. People like Vita from New Orleanshandjob Austin to Kamren, And Leticia from Baton Rouge – Their stories remind us why we should take action.”
“So,” he continued. “I’m doing something about it and I invite you to join me. Abolishing cash bail is one of the most important civil rights of our time. Donate everything you can to the Bell X Fund. Let’s bring people home and fight for it. Freedom and equality.”
According to the U.S., approximately half a million people sit in prison before trial on any given day bail project.
In fact, young black men are 50 percent more likely to be taken into pretrial custody than white defendants prison policy initiative. Additionally, black and brown people receive bail amounts that are twice as much as white defendants. Overall, according to statistics, 65 percent of the prison population are innocent defendants who cannot afford bail.
In truly NAS fashion, the rapper is having fun with reactions inspired by the video’s release.